Rebekah is a Licensed Master Social Worker and holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Social Work. She has worked with birth parents and adoptive families for many years in multiple states. She lives in Tuscaloosa, AL with her husband and three children where they serve in ministry. Their oldest child was adopted through international adoption in 2012; they are parenting a child with multiple special-needs, including Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Rebekah is passionate about praying for and supporting families throughout their adoption journey so they are equipped to understand adoption identity, transracial adoption and attachment for the years ahead.
When my husband was in seminary, we became aware of the needs of children around the world who needed permanent families. This coincided with our desires to become parents and start our family in a way that honored the Lord. As young first-time parents, we adopted our son from Ethiopia in 2012. Once he was home, we learned that the challenges were not over, as he has multiple disabilities that require advocacy and extra care. We now have three beautiful children, but the desire to advocate for children has not ceased. Since 2014, I have been partnering with various agencies and attorneys to advocate for children in need of homes and to help families make the best decisions about growing their families. Most recently, I served as the New York Program Manager for a large multi-state adoption agency, managing my own caseload of prospective adoptive families and birth parents, but also hiring, training and supervising consultant social workers. I led support groups in-person and virtually, trained families on adoption issues, and had really beautiful moments walking through the highs and lows of adoption with my clients. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything, and my clients hold a very dear place in my heart! Adoption journeys lead to vulnerability and transformation for everyone who participates in them.
In 2023, my family has started a new chapter as we have relocated to Alabama. I am excited to have the opportunity to partner with prospective adoptive families through domestic and embryo adoption through Christian Adoption Consultants. Some of the greatest moments I have experienced as a social worker have been prayers on the phone with clients who are facing heavy decisions or waiting for answers. It is an honor to share my faith in Christ’s sovereignty and my skills as a licensed social worker to work alongside prospective adoptive families.